All the valve needed to do is make a game with the number 3 All I would like to say is when it stops as Scumbag Tim Sweeny and his Scumbag team played by poaching games on steam and then shot at the last minute, well!! Steam does not allow you to remove your game from its platform for an exclusive agreement with Epic Games or someone pc Games Store for this matter, nor will publishers be allowed to delay Steam`s publications for an exclusive agreement over time with other distribution platforms. While I have game passes that have given me access to the exodus and the outside worlds without giving epic pennies, I have to agree. If they already have it there, they should shoot down the hammer. Fuck the bad press of developers and ads cry on Twitter. They made their decision to put profits on customers, valve is right to impose their policy and put their profits on these developers. I know the Missile League was considering moving to the epic gaming store and removing the option to buy the steam game, but people who have already bought the steam game can continue playing there and get new updates. Does that have an impact on that? Mmmmm I think it`s time for contract violations to implement this agreement that these developers/publishers have accepted. The clause has been included in the Steam sales contract since at least 2017. The SDA refers to anyone who consents (and anyone who publishes on Steam must first agree) as a “signatory” to the agreement between Valve Corporation and “Company Legal Name,” indicating that the agreement is a serious and binding contract. The SDA says it will take effect with the date it has accepted, which will always be before the creation of a Steam-Shop page for a game. The update of Valve`s Steam distribution agreement allowed Valve to prevent Red Dead Redemption 2`s platform exclusivity for more than 30 days. If this agreement was not already in effect, it is unclear how long Red Red Redemption 2 would have been delayed on Steam.
The reasons for Steam`s delay in Red Dead Redemption 2 are obvious. Rockstar and its publisher Take-Two Interactive want a bigger share of their game`s sales. With Steam, Valve takes a 30% cut from initial sales, Epic Games takes 12% and the game launcher gets a 100% discount, minus their platform operating costs. The late release on Steam means that Rockstar/Take-Two significantly reduces the initial selling value of Red Dead Redemption 2. On the Epic Games Store, Rockstar Games receives 25% more money per sale than the Steam version of the game, with the same prices for both blinds. Why would Rockstar, with a main version like Red Dead Redemption 2, give that extra 25% to a platformer like Valve? Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game good enough to sell without Valve`s influence, so why pay valve such a high percentage of its sales? I agree with Ryan_Vickers, it`s not like valve says you can`t use other services to not turn steam into free advertising for another showcase.